The Life and Afterlife of Tahirih: Eastern and Western Perspectives

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In honor of Women’s History Month and the bicentenary of the birth of the noted poet, scholar and martyr, Qurrat al-‘Ayn Tahirih (1817/8 – 1852), “the first Iranian woman to preach equality of the sexes and religious freedom” (Encyclopedia of Religion), Sasha Dehghani, visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, will speak from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in AM-189. Sponsored by the departments of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES), Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature and History; and the Middle East and North Africa Program (MENA), the Religious Studies Program, with special thanks to the Dept. of Judaic Studies’ Bernard Lasky Lecture Fund, the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and the Harpur College Visiting Speakers Fund. Questions? Email Omid GhaemmaghamiFor more information, go online.